President Trump’s Schedule for His First Foreign Trip and What’s at Stake

Friday, May 19 Departs Washington

Saturday, May 20 Arrives in Saudi Arabia

The stakes President Trump, who sought to bar citizens from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, will visit the birthplace of Islam, where he is expected to give a speech on the religion. Throughout his campaign, Mr. Trump portrayed terrorists as “radical” Muslims. In Saudi Arabia, he is expected to call for a moderating influence on the religion.

Meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Trump and the first lady join the Saudi royal family for dinner.

May 21 Saudi Arabia

Meets with leaders of a Gulf coalition, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Attends meetings with leaders from across the Muslim world.

Gives a speech about Islam at a new center to fight radicalism.

Participates in a conference about social media.

May 22 Israel

The stakes What was expected to be the smoothest part of the trip, a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, has become fraught, after revelations this week that Mr. Trump disclosed intelligence from Israel about a possible Islamic State plot against commercial airplanes in a meeting with Russian officials at the White House.

Arrival ceremony in Tel Aviv.

Meets with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel in Jerusalem.

Visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall.

Meets with Mr. Netanyahu of Israel.

The president and first lady will have dinner with Mr. Netanyahu and his wife, Sara.

May 23 Israel

The stakes Mr. Trump is expected to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader. Mr. Trump has said he wants to broker a “bigger and better deal” between the Israelis and the Palestinians than previous presidents have attempted.

Lays a wreath at the Holocaust memorial museum.

Gives speech at the Israel Museum before departing for Rome.

May 24 Rome, the Vatican, Brussels

The stakes Pope Francis has been critical of the president’s policies on the environment and refugees; during the election campaign, Mr. Trump called the pontiff’s…

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